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Four-car collision causes delays on A34

Credit: OFRS

Eight people were involved in a four-car pile-up on the A34 in Oxfordshire.

The accident happened at 11.44am on Sunday between Weston on the Green and M40 Junction 9.

Two fire engines from Bicester along with the specialist rescue vehicle from Kidlington attended the incident.

Several people needed treatment but there were no serious injuries.

“This accident happened on a very busy stretch of the A34, and fortunately due to the wearing of seatbelts and the ability for people to move to a place of safety, no one was significantly hurt. We would remind people to ensure they keep a safe distance from the cars in front especially when approaching junctions as this can prevent incidents like this occurring.

– Crew Manager Pete Mackay

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Residents complain about road noise

Residents are asking for sound barriers Credit: PA

A campaign for measures to prevent noise pollution from the A34 in north Oxford has been taken to Parliament.

Residents in Wolvercote have complained about high levels of noise and disturbance from the A34 throughout the day and night, which can be exacerbated by the direction of the wind.

Over 700 local people signed a petition in 2015 urging the city and county councils to give their backing to plans for sound barriers.

A34 reopens southbound after earlier lorry fire

The A34 in Hampshire has reopened southbound between the A303 Bullington and the M3 near Winchester after an earlier lorry fire.

The fire has been extinguished and fire crews have left the scene.

A34 closed southbound from A303 - diversions in place

The A34 in Hampshire is currently closed southbound between the A303 Bullington and the M3 near Winchester due to a lorry fire.

The fire has been extinguished and fire crews have left the scene.

The road remains closed to allow recovery and to assess the carriageway.

A diversion is in place and drivers should follow the solid triangle symbol.

Motorists should use the A303 east for approximately six miles and join the M3 at junction 8, travel eastbound to junction 7 and go around the roundabout using the fourth exit to re-join the M3 southbound.

Continue along the M3 south to junction 9 for Winchester to complete the diversion.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journey and use alternative routes if possible.

Man in 20s dies after collision with van on A3

The accident happened in the early hours of this morning

A man in his twenties has died after a collision with a van along the A3 in Surrey. Police officers were called to the southbound A3 junction near Thursley just after 4am today. They were assisted by paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service and Surrey Fire & Rescue Service.

The man in his twenties, a pedestrian, was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed about what happened. Surrey Police say the van driver is helping with their enquiries.

There are diversions are in place in both directions between the nearby Hindhead Tunnel and Milford, while investigations continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police by telephoning 01483 639 922 and quoting reference P17135071.

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